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MFP-3D AFM System (Asylum/Oxford Instruments)


-Standard (Ac/Contact Mode)
-Piezo Force  Microscopy
-Magneto Force Microscopy
-Fluid Cell (closed fluid exchanges whilst imaging)
-Electrical Measurements
-Electrostatic Force Microscopy
-Scanning Kelvin Probe
-Conductive AFM (ORCA)
MFP 3D AFM.jpg

Location: Maxwell Lab 0.83

Contact: Carmen Palacios Berraquero, cp513

Dean Kos, dk515



Malvern Zetasizer Nano ZSP

-Size range maximum diameter 0.3nm to 10 microns
-Molecular weight range 980Da to 2x1E7Da
-Zeta potential range  > +/- 500mV
-Mobility range  >+/- 20µ.cm/V.s

Location: Maxwell Lab 0.80

Contact: Alex Ohmann (ao391)

Photron Fastcam UX50 on BX51

-Triggers before, during or after capture
-Microscope adapter
-Versatile clamp arm
-Strong light
-Macro lens
-Photo-processing software

Maxwell 0.80

Ana Andres-Arroyo


Tarun Vemulkar


Renishaw inVia Raman microscope

•Excitation sources: 532nm, 633nm (interchangeable)
•Integrated research grade microscope
•Highly automated
•High resolution confocal map scans
•Depth scans
Location: Maxwell Lab 0.81
Kenichi Nakanishi (kn325), Adam Brown (adb60)

In Situ SEM Heating Module (Kammrath)

•use with Environmental Scanning Electron Microscope

   -Initially FEI XL30 ESEM (Cavendish)

•temperatures from  RT to 1050°C
•Local gas dosing through inlet
•Suitable for use in humid, and corrosive environments
Cavendish EM Suite

FT-IR (Perkin-Elmer Fronteer)

IR spectroscopy of chemicals and  nanomaterials (analysis of functional groups on nanoparticles, contaminants, evolution of chemical reactions)

Location: IfM AR-1-002

Contact: George Chandramohan - gc495

Gas Sorption (Micromeritics TriFlex)

High-performance physisorption – analysis of surface area, pore size distribution of nanoparticles, MOFS, zeolites, etc

Location: IfM ARG-011

Contact: H. Modarres – mhm32

Confocal inverted microscope (Olympus FV1200)

High resolution, fluorescence imaging, FRAP, FRET, time-lapse, 3D

imaging, mosaic and multi-point imaging

Location: Maxwell Lab 0.82

Contact: Hannah L. Schlogelhofer hl380

Nano Makespace

- Ultimaker 2+ 3D printer

- Ultimaker 3 3D printer (dual material)

- Olympus BX51 Microscope

- Electronics Equipment (soldering station, power supplies, oscilloscope, signal generator, Raspberry Pis, Arduinos, assorted components)

- Heat gun, Dremel, pillar drill, assorted tools.

Location: Maxwell Lab 0.80

Contact: Bill Stockham ws343

Modelling/Simulation Computer

- Intel i7-6850K, 128 GB RAM, GTX 1080

- COMSOL Multiphysics + Acoustics, MEMS, Microfluidics, RF.

- Adobe Creative Suite

Contact: Bill Stockham ws343